What an amazing place!
If you EVER need to go somewhere for specialty physicians or care, I highly recommend the Mayo Clinic.
Although it is HUGE, the staff there coordinate with each other totally and you are assigned a TEAM of Doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers that are the CREAM of the crop.
Most of the physicians there are sought worldwide for their knowledge and expertise.
But, what amazed me (in addition to the wonderful care and staff) was the buildings themselves, full of marble, waterfalls, fountains.
And, the buildings (to my surprise!) were also FULL of art.
Fantastic, awesome art.
This was not your usual healthcare facility.
In the main lobby, every day at noon, they had live musicians playing.
At many of the other main lobbies, they had grand pianos with pianists there playing.
It was hard to believe it was a hospital and clinic.
Here is one shot looking out a window at a courtyard below:
A modern art sculpture:
And the buildings across from Mayo?
Fantastic, ornate architecture!:
Another outdoor courtyard shot:
I LOVED the gargoyles on this building!!!! And the tiles!:
You would think you are in Europe somewhere, wouldn't you?:
I was speechless!
Look at THIS art, do you know who the artist is?:
It is Andy Warhol.
ORIGINAL Andy Warhol's!!!
Two whole walls of a series he called: "The Endangered Species Collection":
And then, in a small hallway in one of the clinics were these ornate, gorgeous mother-of-pearl inlaid chests:
They had abolone, and mother-of-pearl and detailed carvings which made them beautiful enough....but THEN.....
I learned they were donated to the Mayo Clinic
King Hussein and his wife!:
Sorry for the glare in some of the pictures, they were (of course) protected under shatterproof glass cases for security so I had to work around the glare of the glass in taking photos of them:
Aren't they something???:
But, because of his wonderful arms, reaching to the heavens....